Trenton, New Jersey Therapists

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Ambre Hriso
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Are you having difficulty coping with a life transition or loss? Do you feel alone in your experience, emotions and thoughts? Navigating hardships and challenges can be a difficult journey without the proper guidance and can appear confusing and...
Gemma Nastasi
Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach
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Red Bank, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Gemma Nastasi is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach from the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaching as well as an Associate Coach from the International Coaching Federation. She is also certified in holistic nutrition,...
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Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Professional Accomplishments/Awards Chairman – International Hypnosis Federation Medical & Dental Division Chairman – Professional Board of Hypnotherapy (Canada) Medical & Dental Division Director – Association of Professionals for the...
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Westfield, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Misty A. Shores, MSW, LCSW, CCS, Four Immeasurables Life Practice, LLC "Live life as if it is rigged in your favor." - Rumi I am a Buddhist psychotherapist with a private practice located in Westfield, NJ. I work with children, adolescents, and...
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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

“Girl, you got it all together!” That’s what they say. But inside you’re falling apart because you feel so stuck and unhappy. You no longer connect with the person that others see on the outside, because you’re paralyzed on the inside. So...
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New Jersey, New York

How we perceive something will directly impact our emotional and behavioral responses. Learning to understand the process of perception will offer ongoing opportunities for an individual to enact change in his or her life. In my practice I draw from...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I am a licensed clinical psychologist (Psy.D.) with over 22 years of clinical experience. Personally, I have been involved in a daily meditation practice for over 15 years. After years of conducting psychotherapy, I transitioned to providing...
Maureen Mulvanerton
LCSW, MSW, MA
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Hackettstown, New Jersey

Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

For over two decades I have provided mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work in 2000 and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology in 1993...
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Northfield, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Hello. Are you struggling with life issues or maybe anxiety and depression? Are you grieving the death of a loved one or the loss of a relationship? Then you have come to the right place. I have been practicing in the field of social work since...
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Edison, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), I am dedicated to the supporting the well-being of my clients from a Christian perspective, though I welcome all who seek counseling, regardless of religious background. Whether you’re...
Rebecca Whitten
Psy.D., M.Ed.
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Narberth, Pennsylvania

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I am a licensed psychologist and received both my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and my masters in Human Sexuality Education from Widener University. I had a practicum placement at Council for Relationship’s Institute for Sex Therapy, and...
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Peapack, New Jersey

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New Jersey

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. I have 20 years of experience working with teenagers, individuals, couples and families. I am trained in EMDR, a technique used to help process and resolve...
Jisun Fisher
Ph.D., MA
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Parsippany, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I hear you - life feels like a constant struggle now. But you're here because you know there's more to your life than feeling like a f*ck-up, out of control, or living behind a mask. When there's so much outside noise, misplaced expectations, and...
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Morristown, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Ohio State. BSW 1971 Rutgers School of Social Work MSW 1974 Institute for Family Therapy. Monica McGokdrick. Three years post graduate training NJ School Social Worker Certification 1992 NYU Certification in Hospice/Palliative Care. 2003 Practicing...
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Montclair, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Alexandra graduated with her Bachelors degree at University of Scranton and went on to successfully complete her masters in clinical mental health counseling. Alexandra is a licensed associate counselor (LAC) and is currently completing supervision...
Jaclyn Hunt
MA, BCCS, ACAS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

JACLYN HUNT MA, ACAS, BCCS Welcome! I am a life coach and Advanced Certified Autism Specialist (ACAS) specializing in the Autism and Special Needs population. My desire is to guide you towards a balanced life that brings you both happiness and peace...
Jaime Lauren
DSW, LCSW
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New Providence, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Doctoral educated experienced college counselor and private practitioner offering services for those struggling with issues related to life transitions, gender identity, stress management, depression, anxiety, shame, and adjustment issues. I utilize...
Jennifer Gomez
LCSW, MSW
Teletherapy for Clients In:

New Jersey

Hello! I have worked as a therapist since graduating from Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. Being a therapist is one of my greatest joys because I enjoy working with people to achieve their goals. I use a...
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Pitman, New Jersey

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New Jersey, Delaware

With over 15 years of experience in counseling, my specialties include, but are not limited to; individual, couples and family therapy. My clients have been those who have been afflicted by addiction, abuse and dysfunction. These can, but are not...
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Cranford, New Jersey

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New Jersey, New York

I am a clinical psychologist and licensed as a practicing psychologist in New York (016741) and New Jersey (35SI00449700) and I am credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. I am Level 2 certified in TEAM Therapy and...
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Lawrence Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Rikki Bobchin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Jersey and earned an MSW from Rutgers University in 1996. Rikki specializes in providing evidence-based treatment and has been successfully treating clients with Borderline...
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Pennsylvania, New Jersey

I know firsthand what it feels like to struggle - and to free yourself from the inevitable challenges that life brings. When I was twelve years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sadly, after remission, my mother passed away. No amount...
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New Jersey, New York

Jennifer Burleson, LCSW has been providing mental health services in the greater New York/Northern New Jersey area since 2007, and she founded South Orange Blossoms in 2016. She specializes in treating mood and anxiety issues in pregnancy and...
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Brick Township, New Jersey

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New Jersey

Hello. My name is Janice Nardi, and I provide On-Line Counseling to couples and individuals. I have been counseling for 25 years and pretty consistently my work has included 50% couples and 50% individuals. I love my work and I look forward to...

An Overview of Mental Health in Trenton, New Jersey

Located within driving distance to both New York City and Philadelphia, residents of Trenton, New Jersey, have access to endless amenities. Within the town itself, Trenton boasts a rich sense of American history including a World War II Memorial, Old Barracks Museum and New Jersey State House. The impressive New Jersey State Museum is also situated in the heart of the city.

Trenton is home to approximately 84,964 people according to the 2017 United States Census Bureau. Rated fifth in terms of cities with the lowest cost of living in New Jersey, the city has an overall index of 97. Although commensurate with the national index of 100, Trenton’s cost of living is significantly lower than the average state index of 125. Specifically, the home prices in Trenton are 32 percent lower than the US average.

Regardless of the countless amenities and low cost of living, the population of Trenton is still susceptible to mental health issues. Factors such as unemployment, poverty and crime can take a toll on emotional well-being.

The State of Mental Health in New Jersey

Mental Health America (MHA) is a nonprofit organization that promotes mental health across the United States. According to MHA, New Jersey has the lowest prevalence of mental illness compared to other states. For access to care, however, New Jersey is ranked 24 out of 51 including Washington DC. This suggests that those in need of therapeutic services may have a harder time finding or affording care compared to more than half of the nation.

The New Jersey Department of Health recently added Behavioral Health to the 2017-2020 State Health Improvement Plan based on input from hospital systems and local health departments. Compared to other states, New Jersey has a lower suicide rate but a higher than average frequency of adolescent substance abuse. Nearly 24 percent of those aged 12 or older received treatment for drug abuse in New Jersey versus the national average of 14.1 percent. Substance abuse issues often necessitate specialized therapeutic care.

Unemployment and Poverty Rates in Trenton, New Jersey

The unemployment rate of 9.6 percent in Trenton is double the national average of 4.7 percent. The median household income of $34,412 is significantly lower compared to both the national ($55,322) and state median ($73,702). Consequently, the poverty rate of 27.6 percent is 83 percent higher than the national average of 15.1 percent.

Financial struggles can lead to a host of emotional problems including stress, anxiety and depression. The fear of not being able to afford counseling services due to lack of income or insurance prevents many from seeking support. Although New Jersey has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at 5.3 percent, arguments over financial responsibilities within a marriage cause great strife. Marriage counseling helps partners improve communication on money and other personal matters.

Crime Statistics in Trenton

Unfortunately, Trenton residents fall victim to crimes at a significantly higher rate than the US average. On a scale from 1 (low crime) to 100 (high crime), the national average for property crime is 38.1 and violent crime is 31.1. Property crimes, such as arson, burglary and theft are only marginally higher in Trenton at 41.1. However, the rating for violent crimes is a devastating 91.9 out of 100. This ranking is 462 percent higher than the New Jersey average for reported crimes and 236 percent higher than the national average.

Property crimes against the population of Trenton can have a demoralizing effect on those already strained to make ends meet. Feelings of hopelessness and helplessness compound financial pressure. Victims of violent crimes struggle exponentially more, often suffering from grief, guilt or depression during and after the event. Counseling helps people sort through these complicated emotions and begin the healing process.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in Trenton, New Jersey

In Trenton, there are local counselors who provide specialized care in the areas of stress and anxiety, depression, career difficulties, trauma and abuse, addictions and other mental health issues. However, some may procrastinate accessing therapeutic care due to financial restraints or difficulties knowing where to start.